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Hi my son is experiencing loose motions. He had loose motions with vomiting a month earlier but then it went fine after medication. Now since past 2 to 3 days I have seen that his motions are loose and today the frequency was once in 40 minutes or so and made me concerned .what medication would help him? Please support.

Dr. Col V C Goyal 92% (10351 ratings)
CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical Cardiology, MBBS
General Physician, Ghaziabad
Give him ORS light diet curd rice banana continue breast feed watch for fever and activity level, medicine can not be advised for open question for medicine contact on private chat.
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Stomach Infection - Steps You Can Follow To Prevent It!

Dr. Shubham Jaiswal 94% (851 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
General Physician, Delhi
Stomach Infection - Steps You Can Follow To Prevent It!

Contaminated food is one of the most common sources of infections in the human body and so the stomach is one of the most commonly affected organs. Whether it is eating raw food or unhygienically prepared foods, the stomach has very high chance of getting infected than other body parts.

One of the most common causes of stomach infection is the norovirus also called as cruise ship virus. Spread through vomitus and faecal material, it is quite contagious and can affect large amounts of people in confined areas like a cruise ship. The common symptoms would include nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, bloated feeling, abdominal pain (generalised or localised), fatigue, and tiredness.

On the brighter side, there are well-proven measures listed below which are simple and easy to follow that can help avoid stomach infection.

  1. Restore bacterial balance: The good bacteria in the stomach are lost with the stomach flu and restoring it will help in managing the flu. A good amount of probiotics and fermented foods including yoghurt, sour curd, etc., will do wonders by restoring natural flora. Supplements can be taken if required, and these bacteria will restore the ability of the stomach to fight the virus.
  2. Isolation and separation: If there is a close family member affected by the virus, ensure they are staying separately and all their clothing (bedding included) are maintained in an isolated manner. Children and elderly need extra protection, whether they are affected or are in the same household.
  3. Cleaning methods: Since the virus spreads by contaminated faecal matter, vomitus and through surfaces, it is necessary to prevent the spread.
    • When in doubt, washing hands is very useful. Use soap and water instead of a hand wash. Staying away from picking nose and touching eyes are also useful.
    • The infected person’s clothes should be washed separately in extra hot water and bleached to get rid of the virus.
    • Using the dishwasher or soaking the washed utensils in extra-hot water is a good way to get rid of the virus.
    • Surfaces like laptops need to be cleaned more regularly and rigorously
    • Steam cleaning of carpets is a good idea to get rid of the virus that may be locked there.
    • Avoid going out or being in close contact for about a week, as the virus needs that much time to clear out completely.
  4. Food habits
    • Do not eat raw or uncooked foods
    • Drink loads of water, clear soups, sports drink and lime juice to replace lost fluid.
    • Eat whole grains and fresh fruits and vegetables that are well-cooked to ensure you get the essential vitamins and minerals.

Following the above measures can help avoid the stomach flu and stay healthy.

I am 27 years old female. 8 months ago my wt was 55 kg. Was normal. But suddenly there were problems in stomach. And after sometimes started loose motions watery loose motions. We went to Delhi and started treatment there. They did all tests. All blood tests are normal ultrasound is normal but there were bacterias in urine. After sometime bacterias were found in stool. They gave antibiotics for that. But the problem is still the same. Is this IBS? Or navel displacement or any other disease. please help me. I am very much suffering. I have lost 11 kg.

Dr. Tanmay Palsule 94% (5024 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
It is most likely to be IBS. No one wants to have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), but if you take some preventive measures, you may be able to avoid it. Stress, anxiety, or eating and drinking the wrong things can cause digestive problems. You can find long-term solutions by making some simple changes in how you respond to stress and paying attention to your diet, nutrition, and lifestyle. Take a look at these seven tips to keep your flare-ups at bay. Tip 1: Manage Your Stress Stress-related symptoms—like abdominal pain and bloating—occur more often and more intensely in people with IBS. Managing the stress in your life is important in avoiding flare-ups. There are several effective methods for stress management that can improve IBS symptoms, including deep breathing and yoga. The secret is to breathe from your diaphragm, not your chest, to relax your abdominal muscles. Doing so can lead to more regular bowel activity. Tip 2: Relax Progressively Relaxing the muscles in your body can help alleviate an upset stomach. To use this form of relaxation, start by tensing and then relaxing the muscles in your feet. Then move your way up through your calves, thighs, abdomen, arms, and each main muscle group in your body, ending with your face and scalp. Concentrate on releasing all of the tension in each body part as you go. Tip 3: Talk to a friend/counsellor Beat stress by examining how you respond to life events, and guiding you toward more effective responses. Tip 4: Find More Fiber In addition to stress management techniques, tweaking your diet can also help prevent IBS. One of the most common ways is to incorporate more fiber into your meals. However, while dietary fiber can ease some gastrointestinal symptoms (like constipation), it can make other symptoms worse (like gas and cramping). To minimize potential problems, try a gradual increase of fiber over the course of a few weeks. Tip 5: Steer Clear of These Foods Certain foods are known to make IBS symptoms worse. Watch what makes your own symptoms worse, and avoid those products. Some common culprits include: chocolate sugar-free sweeteners (such as sorbitol or mannitol) cauliflower broccoli cabbage beans Some people also have trouble with dairy. You can try substituting yogurt for milk, or decreasing the quantity of dairy products you consume. Other things that might work are breaking down lactose with an enzyme product, or combining dairy with other foods. Tip 6: Drink Right While drinking enough fluids each day helps IBS symptoms, not all fluids have the same effect on your stomach. Water soothes stomach distress, but several other beverages can cause problems, including: alcoholic drinks coffee, tea, and other caffeinated drinks carbonated drinks like soda Alcohol and drinks with caffeine may make diarrhea worse. Soda and other drinks with carbonation can cause gas.
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Sir, I am suffering in loose motion and indigestion stool since 2 years. Nobody doctor cure it. Please tell me what is the actual fact.

Dr. Sathish Erra 89% (14758 ratings)
BHMS, Diploma in Dermatology
Sexologist, Hyderabad
Best Home Remedies for Baby Loose Motion Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) This is an age-old home remedy for treating loose motions in a 2-month-old baby. Banana. Because of loose motions, babies lose a lot of potassium, and it is necessary to replenish it. Ginger..Puffed Rice. Apple..Red Lentil Soup. Buttermilk..Coconut Water.
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Im suffering from slight discomfort abd medium loose motion for last 5 days. There is no pain only discomfort inside stomach. And no fever. No other symptoms. What to do?

Dr. Karuna Chawla 94% (7177 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Noida
This is stomach infection. Take home cooked, fresh light food. Maintain active life style Curd is good for u. Avoid fast foods, spicy n fried foods For details you can contact me.
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I had sudden onset cramps followed by heavy diahhrea sun at 6 pm. Mon at 2 am had bloody diarrhea maybe 2 tablespoons same monday at 6 pm. Today at 11 pm I passed stool coated in dark red blood. Could this be left over from the diarrhea and what might this be?

Dr. Jayasree Ramesh 89% (193 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Orthopedist, Mumbai
I had sudden onset cramps followed by heavy diahhrea sun at 6 pm. Mon at 2 am had bloody diarrhea maybe 2 tablespoons...
You are having acute dysentery. It could be either bacterial or amoebic. Do a stool routine examination to find out Please consult a physical and take proper dedication.
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Sir recently my diarrhea is cured. Now my stools are normal but I am going toilet 4-5 times. For that I took o2 medicine. Is it normal or I have to go to gastreinologist.

Dr. Karuna Chawla 94% (7177 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Noida
Take home cooked, fresh light food. Take a lot of green vegetables n fruit. It contains a lot of fiber which will help reduce tendency for constipation Maintain active life style Curd is good for u. Avoid fast foods, spicy n fried foods For details you can contact me.
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I have acute diarrhea. I have taken Norflox 1 hour ago and enterogermina oral suspension around 10 minutes ago but severity of diahrea is the same. What should I do. I am going every two minutes and it is just water.

Dr. Jayvirsinh Chauhan 97% (16610 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
I have acute diarrhea. I have taken Norflox 1 hour ago and enterogermina oral suspension around 10 minutes ago but se...
Hello Arun... Don't experiment.. with the medicines about action of which you don't know.... norflox is an antibiotic and does not stop diarrhea instantly.. Keep hydrating your self with electral powder drink... Better consult and take proper treatment... you can consult me at lybrate...
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I am suffer from stomach problem. After taking diet, I have to go for stool with Half an hour. And my stool is not in solid condition, it is loose like saag. Is it shows any problem or this is common. After passing stool I always feel, stool will come again. please suggest me is it problem or not, if yes then please prescribe me a medicine.

Dr. Mandakini 93% (767 ratings)
Bams
Ayurveda, Noida
I am suffer from stomach problem. After taking diet, I have to go for stool with Half an hour. And my stool is not in...
Its may be due to gerd or ibs start taking mattha and roti, dal in your diet for 1 week avoid milk ,spicy oily food, tea,drink plenty of water will be helpful.
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I was having loose stools for two days now loose stools are getting better but now I have rectal pain when I sit and it also burns during bowel movement. I'm 19 years old male.

Dr. Sathish Erra 89% (14758 ratings)
BHMS, Diploma in Dermatology
Sexologist, Hyderabad
An anal fissure is a split or tear in the lining of the anus that occurs after trauma, which can be from a hard stool or even diarrhea. As a result, the person experiences bleeding and intense burning pain after bowel movements. The pain is caused by spasm of the sphincter muscle, which is exposed to air by this tear.
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